Celebrate Writing: writing goals, week 26

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please…

June 25, Day 177: 766 words

June 26, Day 178: 1,064 words

June 27, Day 179: 918 words

June 28, Day 180: 848 words

June 29, Day 181: 807 words

June 30, Day 182: 764 words

July 1, Day 183: 810 words

That’s a grand total of 5,977 words for the week, 17,676 for the month of June (810 for July thus far), and 106,037 for the year!

Did I beat last week’s total?

Last week I wrote 4,680 words, which means I beat that total by 1,287 words!

I attribute this week’s success to joining the 750 Words community, which challenges members to write – you guessed it! – 750 words a day. The setup encourages people to write their “morning pages” (something Julia Cameron talks about in The Writer’s Way) using their site, but you can write anything you like, and then check out their tracking info that gives you information about your mood, word choices, and the temperature while you were writing. You can also earn badges, which is a fun way to encourage yourself to stick with it, and I also joined their monthly challenge to write 750 words every day for a month, which puts you on a Wall of Fame or Wall of Shame, depending on whether you manage to stick with it or not.


I’m on a 7-day streak over at 750 Words, which means I’ve earned the Egg, Turkey and Penguin badges so far.

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And in terms of 365K Club badges, I also received the Tagline badge for my Case of the Cunning Linguist tagline: “PI Venus Delmar discovers it’s not the love of money that’s the root of all evil… it’s the Catholic Church!”


Goals for next week?

Since it’s a long weekend for most of North America (Canada Day was Friday, and Independence Day is on Monday, woohoo!), some of my writing peeps and I have decided to get together and do a day-long writing retreat this Sunday. I’m currently putting together some ideas for writing exercises we can do together and separately, and trying to figure out what will be a good balance of directed writing activities and alone-time to work on our individual projects. Wish us luck!

What are you doing this holiday weekend?